Diaconia Barometers map the opinions and experiences of the diaconal workers on topical themes related to diaconal work. Main themes include the contents, priorities, resources and partnerships of the diaconal work, as well as the job description of the diaconal workers.
The surveys have been conducted regularly since 1999. Barometers have been carried out by, among others, Diakonian tutkimuksen seura (Finnish Society for Diaconal Research), Diakoniatyöntekijöiden liitto DTL (Diaconal Workers' Association), and the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. FSD collections cover data from 2009 onwards.